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Kyrgyzstan. 25th anniversary of the National Currency of Kyrgyzstan
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08.04.2018

On April 7, 2018, the Post of Kirghizia issued a stamp sheet to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan national currency.

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It had been 25 years in 2017 since Kyrgyzstan put Som, it's national currency, in circulation.

The stamp sheet depicts a fragment of the first commemorative 2000 som banknote issued in 2017 celebrating two dates: the 25th anniversary of Kirghizia independence and the 25th anniversary of it's national currency.

A monument to the national hero — Mighty Man Manas, who as per an epos united the Kirghiz into a single nation, occurs in the center of the front side of the note. Images of a few coins and fragments of some banknotes' design are scattered around on periphery.

The image of a monument to Manas was not a random pick for the commemorative banknote and the stamp sheet. The Mighty Man Manas is the most famous national hero and a symbol of national unity.

The monument to Manas the Generous was installed on Ala-Too Square in Bishkek on August 31, 2011. Sculptor Bazarbay Sydykov chose to show the hero on a standing horse, his left hand holding a sword in a sheath, and his right hand raised in a greeting gesture.

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